Things to Do in Bologna

Read about the top 16 things to do in Bologna, Italy. Get ideas for Bologna sightseeing and tourist attractions in Bologna.
Giardini Margherita
1 review
#1 of 16 things to do in Bologna

These gardens are the main park in Bologna and provide a momentary reprieve from…

Basilica of San Domenico
1 review
#2 of 16 things to do in Bologna

Despite the simplicity of the building exterior, this church is very impressive …

Corte Isolani.
1 review
#3 of 16 things to do in Bologna

Corte Isolani is a public passageway which links strada (street) Maggiore and vi…

Oratorio di Santa Cecilia
1 review
#4 of 16 things to do in Bologna

The term "a hidden gem" is overused but sometimes you stumble upon the real deal…

Basilika Santo Stefano
2 reviews
#5 of 16 things to do in Bologna

According the tradition it was Saint Petronio who create this basilica. He was B…

La Vecchia School of Cooking
1 review
#6 of 16 things to do in Bologna

This school provides an excellent tourist cooking class. It's focused on pasta …

Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca
1 review
#7 of 16 things to do in Bologna

If you come to Bologna you must take the time to wander the 666 arches of San Lu…

The University of Bologna
1 review
#8 of 16 things to do in Bologna

I was lucky enough to study at the oldest University in Italy and also the world…

Chiesa di San Bartolomeo
1 review
#9 of 16 things to do in Bologna

The church of San Bartolomeo was founded around the fifteenth or sixteenth centu…

Piazza Maggiore
2 reviews
#10 of 16 things to do in Bologna

Piazza Maggiore is Bologna' s main square. It is surrounded by several palaces. …

Museo Civico Archeologico.
1 review
#11 of 16 things to do in Bologna

The Museo Civico Archeologico is housed inside the ancient Ospedale della Morte …

Archiginnasio
1 review
#12 of 16 things to do in Bologna

Palazzo dell' Archiginnasio was built between 1562 e il 1565 to bring together u…

Piazza Santo Stefano
1 review
#13 of 16 things to do in Bologna

Piazza Santo Stefano is often overlooked in Bologna and overshadowed by the main…

The Canals.
1 review
#14 of 16 things to do in Bologna

Bologna has a long network of underground canals. These were created from the XI…

Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda
2 reviews
#15 of 16 things to do in Bologna

In the Middle Ages there were around 100 towers in Bologna. Today there are arou…

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